Temple Gourmet Chinese

4.5
1020 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese
Temple Gourmet Chinese serves gourmet Chinese specialties in a fine dining atmosphere. Perusing the mouth-watering menu will be just the beginning of your experience. The design of the space is visually stunning and the service attitude is a welcome change to Chinese dining.

Temple Restaurant is also committed to being a socially responsible business. The owner is devoted to contributing to the welfare of society especially the local community and not solely to maximizing profit. The concept is to feel good about a restaurant you would visit anyway.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1020 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.2
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time. Food was wonderful. Place was immaculate

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vipUpforaGoodMeal
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique dishes, great flavors, and an excellent menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good experience, only thing was that the table for two was a little small

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vipEddie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect

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DeniseL
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried Temple for the first time for my son's high school graduation....perfect place for a celebration. Menu had great choices and food was delish! We went on a Thursday night @ 8pm and wasn't too crowded so very attentive staff. Love the large round tables so we could easily converse. Upscale Chinese but worth the price, try the Grand Marnier Shrimp and Lobster Fried Rice, best we ever had. If you like Peking you will love, love, love Temple.

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vipDWest
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time diners and will definitely be back! Food was fresh and delicious and the service was impeccable. Could not have been a better experience. Definitely recommend if you’re in the area.

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Nancy
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect dinner night out from start to finish! Our server, Dylan , was awesome . He described the evening specials and was very obliging as far as getting us beverages and ice refills . Our appetizers were wonderful - chicken lettuce cups and spring rolls . Our entrees were absolutely delicious and served piping hot !
The desserts- bananas flambé, chocolate lava cake , and creamy chocolate ice cream were outstanding! Such an interesting touch to sprinkle the ice cream with toasted sesame seeds- surprisingly delicious!
This restaurant and our server both deserve five stars!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took our son for birthday dinner. Food was great and will be going back again

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LisaM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delish and our server Dylan was a doll. Will definitely be back!

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vip808grindz
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter John was awesome. So was the food!! Best gourmet Asian around.

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vipKatieD15
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic food!!!!! Great service!
You can’t beat the price for that quality of food.

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vipSheriT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome best Chinese food around

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vipJanet1057
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Other than one very bad experience, always consistent. No issues with food or service. My husband and I have our 2 go-to entrees which never disappoint; scallops in garlic sauce and filet with spinach and mushrooms. Wish they would bring back the salad with chicken or beef skewers.

One issue that always comes up, as a twosome they always want to put us at high-top by the bar. It doesn't matter what we request or when we make the reservation.

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MichaelP
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Ordered crab soup....fishy tasting sent it back. They took off the bill. Dirty restrooms, can only imagine what the kitchen was like..dirty floors...dimly lit...

Saw staff blowing their nose and not washing / sanitizing hands. Pretty gross.

We won't be back.

Bottom line. Dirty, overpriced and suspect freshness of food....server was pleasant but disappeared for long stretches.

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vipPapa
Naples
42 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great Peking Duck. We sat outside and enjoyed the food. It’s a BYOB so that can be more economical.

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vipJeramiah
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

It is overrated. Good thing we got appetizers and our grandkids were well behaved -- 9 people. Otherwise it would have been a disaster. Exceptionally Slow at getting dinners out. More concerned about the takeouts than the diners in restaurant. Sad.

On a good note quality and portions of food were excellent.

Would we go back? Maybe, kids liked it.

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DavidK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Very poor service. I have been to this restaurant 15-30 times. The food is good, the service has gone completely downhill. From bus to waitress to manager to owner. Sorry to say wont be returning.

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Lisadmd1
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time at Temple! Thoroughly enjoyed. Very generous portions. Love that it is a BYOB

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Place is nice but getting very expensive. Lobster fried rice $39.00. Come on ! A little crazy ?

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dawnl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and that they have so many gluten-free items!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my Daughter and my three Granddaughters for dinner. Food, service outstanding. Would highly recommended.

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VincentG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great and so was the service. Our waitress took very good care of us, and so did the rest of the staff. Dumplings were great and so was the best of our order.

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FoodieLM
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was great, but they really rushed us out! I understand with Covid you don’t have hours to dine, but our reservation was late and the restaurant was pretty empty, so I didn’t appreciate feeling rushed like that. Probably would have ordered dessert but was annoyed at that point. Aside from that, it was a great value for the quality of food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the fried rice with shrimp and chicken

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CarlaM
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and excellent service. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

The wonton soup was the best part of the meal. Spring rolls, mango chicken and chicken with broccoli all had an obscene amount of oil. Very tough ribs. Attentive and friendly server, Reagan made up for the disappointing food.

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vipFlash
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Fresh and clean cooking. Great service and cozy atmosphere

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Delish
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They never disappoint! Hard to believe, but the food gets better each and every time we go there. We can’t wait to go back again, soon.

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vipNumber1grammy
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food delicious. A little disappointed with my Grand Marnier Prawns. Five prawns and nothing else with it for $27.

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MichelleS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent, didn’t realize it was BYOB (our fault) but wished they had some wonton chips on the table while we waited for our appetizers, they took quite a bit to come out.

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equestra1
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food and service. Never had a bad meal here. We go to this restaurant very frequently.

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vipken29
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The server was not very attentive or friendly. It seem to me that she didn’t want to be there. Didn’t refill the water . Maybe she was having a bad day. However in these times we all need to be patient and kind.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time here. I love this place! Service was excellent.

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AnnT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the staff attentive. My new fav!!!

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vipgeorgeC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was very greasy for my taste but I am vegan so my choices were limited

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vipWilliamH
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

John was our wait person & he was awesome!

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vipHenryG
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Birthday, food was mediocre, service was just barely service. I should have just stayed home an ordered In !

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MamaC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and presentation were tremendous!! Filet mignon...spicy creamy shrimp ..:lobster fried rice and the Grand Marnier shrimp were off the chart to just name a few of my favorite dishes. The staff and manager were exceptional and accommodating. We will definitely be back !

FAQs

Temple Gourmet Chinese offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 212-8858.

Temple Gourmet Chinese is rated 4.5 stars by 1020 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.